Crochet Tutorial: Framed Shell Stitch

Blossom Lady
Jul 10, 2023 08:42 PM
Crochet Tutorial: Framed Shell Stitch

Step into the world of crochet elegance with the mesmerizing Crochet Framed Shell Stitch. This stitch combines the timeless beauty of shell stitches with a touch of sophistication, resulting in a design that is both classic and captivating. With its delicate frames and textured shells, the Crochet Framed Shell Stitch adds a touch of refinement to any crochet project.

The unique feature of this stitch is the way the shells are carefully framed, creating a beautiful contrast and enhancing the overall visual appeal. Whether you're creating blankets, scarves, or even garments, the Crochet Framed Shell Stitch will surely elevate your creations to new heights.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of crocheting the Framed Shell Stitch, step by step. We'll show you how to create the foundation row, work the shells and frames, and maintain consistent tension throughout your project. You'll also discover helpful tips and tricks to make the stitching process smoother and more enjoyable.

So, grab your crochet hook, choose your favorite yarn, and let the Crochet Framed Shell Stitch transport you to a world of crochet sophistication. Get ready to impress yourself and others with the exquisite beauty of this stitch. Let your creativity shine as you embark on a crochet journey filled with elegance and charm.

Instructions

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / single crochet – dc / sc

Half treble / Half double crochet - htr / hdc

Triple treble / Double triple crochet – ttr / dtr

Popcorn stitch of 7dc/sc - ppn

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 16 + 4

Row 1: Skip 4ch, * make 1dc/sc in each of next 2ch, 2ch, skip 2 foundation ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in each of next 2ch, 1ch, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 2ch an 1dc/sc in space of 1ch below, * [ 2ch, 2dc/sc in next space of 2ch ] – make 3 times, 2ch, make 1ppn in second ch below: work 7dc/sc in same ch, drop loop from hook.

Insert hook from back to front under top 2 loops of first dc/sc of group and grab dropped loop. Pull it through stitch; rep from * ,

[ 2ch, 2dc/sc in next space of 2ch ] – make 3 times, 2ch, make 2dc/sc in space of 4chs below, turn.

Row 3: Make 2ch, work 2dc/sc + 2ch in each space of 2ch below, work 1ch and 1dc/sc in space of 2ch at the end of the row, turn.

Row 4: Make 2ch an 1dc/sc in space of 1ch below, * work shell: 5ch, skip one space of 2ch and make 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, turn, work 6dc/sc under the 5chs,

[ 6ch, turn, make 1dc/sc in the same space of 2ch, turn, work 6dc/sc under the 6chs ] – make 5 times.

Make 1ch, skip one space of 2ch below and work 1dc/sc in next space; rep from *.

Work 2dc/sc in last space of 2ch instead of making 1dc/sc, turn.

Row 5: Make 2ch, * work 1dc/sc in next space of 1ch, [ make 1dc/sc + 2htr/hdc + 1dc/sc in space of 6ch] – make 5 times, 1dc/sc in space of 5ch, 1ch; rep from *.

Work 1dc/sc in last space of 2ch instead of making 1ch, turn.

Row 6: Make 7ch and 1ttr/dtr in first dc/sc below, * 2ch, skip first small shell (of dc/sc and htr/hdc sts), [ work 1dc/sc in base loop of each of next 2htr/hdc, 2ch ] – make 3 times, work 2ttr/dtr in space of 1ch below; rep from *. Work 2ttr/dtr in space of 2ch at the end of the row and turn.

Row 7: Make 2ch, work 2dc/sc + 2ch in each space of 2ch below, work 1ch and 1dc/sc in seventh ch at the end of the row, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 7 until you have reached your desired length.

100% Cotton

Materials: Schachenmayr Catania Originals / hook size 4.0 – 2.5 mm

Colors & rows: 1, 2 & 3 – natural white; 4 & 5 – coral; 6, 7, 8 & 9 – natural white; 10 – apple green; 11 – dark green; 12, 13, 14 & 15 – natural white; 16 & 17 – pastel green; 18, 19, 20 & 21 – natural white; 22 – greige; 23 – terracotta; 24, 25, 26 & 27 – natural white; 28 & 29 – anise; 30, 31, 32 & 33 – natural white.

Crochet Tutorial: Framed Shell Stitch
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